Period
to 3 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for ISO 26262 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited ISO 26262 over the 6 months to 3 March 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

ISO 26262
UK
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 792 978 1093
Rank change year-on-year +186 +115 +90
Permanent jobs citing ISO 26262 20 31 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.025% 0.020%
As % of the Quality Assurance & Compliance category 0.22% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 21 32 22
Median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £41,250 £37,500 £38,875
90th Percentile £65,000 £80,000 £69,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -10.00% -4.76%

ISO 26262 is in the Quality Assurance and Compliance category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills.

All Quality Assurance and Compliance Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for quality assurance or compliance skills 9,024 15,304 20,765
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.92% 12.53% 13.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6,472 11,954 15,394
Median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,015 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £80,700
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

ISO 26262
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ISO 26262 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for ISO 26262 in the UK

ISO 26262
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing ISO 26262.

Salary trend for ISO 26262 in the UK

ISO 26262
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing ISO 26262 over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Salary histogram for ISO 26262 in the UK

ISO 26262
Top 9 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISO 26262 within the UK over the 6 months to 3 March 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +201 20 £55,000 +22.22% 10
UK excluding London +138 20 £55,000 +22.22% 12
West Midlands +45 12 £57,500 +15.00% 6
Midlands +45 12 £57,500 +15.00% 7
East of England +91 6 £52,500 - 3
Work from Home -104 5 £60,000 +33.33% 1
North of England +52 1 £45,000 -
North East - 1 £45,000 -
South West - 1 £50,000 -

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, IT jobs citing ISO 26262 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for ISO 26262.

1 17 (85.00%) Software Engineering
2 16 (80.00%) Automotive
3 13 (65.00%) C
4 11 (55.00%) Degree
5 10 (50.00%) Validation
5 10 (50.00%) Electronics
6 9 (45.00%) Python
7 8 (40.00%) Mathematics
7 8 (40.00%) Algorithms
7 8 (40.00%) MISRA
8 6 (30.00%) C++
9 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
9 5 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (25.00%) FMEA
9 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (25.00%) FlexRay
9 5 (25.00%) IEC 61508
9 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
9 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (25.00%) Open Source
9 5 (25.00%) MISRA C
10 4 (20.00%) Software Architecture
10 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 4 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
10 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
10 4 (20.00%) Applied Mathematics
10 4 (20.00%) Physics
10 4 (20.00%) Use Case

ISO 26262
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 1 (5.00%) OrCAD
1 1 (5.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 5 (25.00%) FlexRay
2 1 (5.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (80.00%) Automotive
2 10 (50.00%) Electronics
3 2 (10.00%) Aerospace
4 1 (5.00%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Software Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 8 (40.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (35.00%) Automotive Embedded Software Engineer
3 7 (35.00%) Automotive Software Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Process Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Software Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) POSIX
2 1 (5.00%) LLVM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Algorithms
2 5 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 4 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (20.00%) State Machine
4 1 (5.00%) Analogue Electronics
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) User Experience
4 1 (5.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (50.00%) Validation
3 8 (40.00%) Mathematics
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (25.00%) FMEA
4 5 (25.00%) Open Source
4 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (20.00%) Applied Mathematics
5 4 (20.00%) Embedded Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Physics
5 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Requirements Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Requirements Management
5 4 (20.00%) Sequence Diagram
5 4 (20.00%) Software Architecture
5 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
5 4 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 4 (20.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 13 (65.00%) C
2 9 (45.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) C++
4 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 4 (20.00%) Ruby
5 2 (10.00%) MATLAB
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) Degree
2 4 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (40.00%) MISRA
2 5 (25.00%) IEC 61508
2 5 (25.00%) MISRA C
3 4 (20.00%) IEC 62304
4 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (5.00%) JTAG
4 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Firmware